Global Patent Index - EP 1033666 A2

EP 1033666 A2 2000-09-06 - Workflow server and workflow system control method

Title (en)

Workflow server and workflow system control method

Title (de)

Arbeitsfluss-Server und Steuerverfahren für ein Arbeitsfluss-System

Title (fr)

Serveur de flux de travail et méthode de contrôle pour un système de flux de travail

Publication

EP 1033666 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00301524 A

Priority

JP 5615799 A

Abstract (en)

A workflow server is provided with, in association with a user management table 100 for managing work items for each user, a list 130 of substitute users for indicating a substitute user for each work or process and a list 140 of users in charge who designates the user as a substitute. When a client terminal user selects a specific user among the users in charge on the list 130, the workflow server checks the power of substitute by referring to the list 140 of substitute users for the selected user, thereby to allow the client terminal user to process a predesignated unprocessed work item instead of the selected user in charge. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/10 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1033666 A2 20000906; EP 1033666 A3 20020703; US 6859823 B1 20050222

INPADOC legal status


2004-08-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2000-09-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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